Paper Jamz – An Inexpensive Christmas Gift

Sometimes Christmas can be about stretching your dollars as far as possible, and that is what makes the Paper Jamz a great inexpensive Christmas Gift.

What are Paper Jamz?

Paper Jamz Guitar

Paper Jamz Guitar

No, it’s not what happens when the copy machine eats the 25 page contract you’re trying to copy.  :-)   They’re actually a small and thin duplication of an electric guitar.

The Paper Jamz come pre-programmed with different songs you can play along with, either in solo or rhythm mode.  They’re sort of like a stand alone version of the popular video game Guitar Hero (which The Hot Gift Guys Love!)

The coolest part about the Paper Jamz is that they have a freestyle mode, which lets you create your own songs and rhythms (can’t do that with Guitar Hero!).

With several different guitar styles available, each with different songs available to play along with, there is certainly a Paper Jamz that will keep your child entertained.

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Silly Bandz Bracelets – Fun Stocking Stuffers

Silly Bandz Bracelets - 24 Pack

Silly Bandz Bracelets - 24 Pack

The Hot Gift Guys decided that Silly Bandz Bracelets would make fun stocking stuffers when our kids first started bringing them home a few months ago.

The Silly Bandz are spreading through schools and churches like wild fire, and kids love trading them and wearing them.

What are Silly Bandz?

Silly Bandz Bracelets are Die Molded Silicone bracelets that kids can wear and collect.  They come in many different colors and shapes.

The funnest part for the kids, is that when the bracelets are removed, the original shape is maintained.

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The Finale – Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes Part V

For the exciting conclusion of our series on the hottest toning shoes, we have combined the Ryka, Reebok Easy Tone, and the New Balance Rock and Tone.

Why you ask?  Because they simply didn’t stack up to the MBT, Skechers, or AVIA’s.  There were fewer reviews, and frankly, they all looked like mere copy cats in the face of the others.

The Ryka

Ryka Toning Shoes

Ryka Toning Shoes

At a cost of $45 to $120, the Ryka Reform Athletic Toning Shoe seem to be more of a comfortable workout shoe than a toning shoe (this is a series on the hottest toning shoes :-) ).  Those positive reviews we did find, all sounded good, but made little or no mention of any toning benefits to the shoes.

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MBT Anti-Shoes – Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes Part IV

After doing all our research on Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes, we have to admit that the MBT Anti-Shoes have definitely peaked our interest.

The History

MBT Women's Toning Shoes

MBT Women's Toning Shoes

The story begins with the creator, Karl Mueller who realized on a visit to Korea, that walking over padded fields and soft sand relieved his back pain.  He then began a mission to create a shoe that simulated that effect.

And the MBT’s were born – Masai Barefoot Technology that is – designed to mimic the way the Masai of Kenya walk over uneven ground.

The Anti-Shoe?

Why do we tell you all this?  Because it is the primary selling point of the MBT’s.  They are marketed heavily as the shoe to improve posture, relieve foot and back pain, and increase energy.  In fact, the only claims they make to being Toning Shoes is that it is a nice side effect of wearing the shoes.

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AVIA Avi-Motion – Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes Part III

Our next stop on Today’s Hottest Toning Shoes brings us to AVIA Avi-Motion.

AVIA Avi-Motion Toning Shoes

AVIA Avi-Motion Toning Shoes

AVIA’s website sells the shoes for between $60 and $150 dollars, depending on the style you prefer.  As is generally the case, Amazon sells them for considerably less, making this the way to go when you purchase online.

Our research indicates that the price of AVIA’s toning shoes is slightly less than the Skechers, but their selection is much smaller.

We also found AVIA’s website much less useful in finding information and facts about their toning shoes.  This was a huge disappointment from a major company that is trying to compete in a very competitive market.

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